On Making an Agreeable Marriage Essay

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    Setting a story helps create an image and feeling in a readers mind. It help builds the story. The settings of “On Making an Agreeable Marriage”, “The New Dress”, and “Shooting an Elephant” help the reader understand more of the situations that the novel is placed in. In “The New Dress” setting affects the actions and thoughts of each character. The story is place in the 1920’s. The story is set in this time because Virginia Woolf wrote it in this time period. Mabel is going to a party and in the 1920’s everyone wore short dresses. Everything was flashy and feathery. The party Mabel goes to is set in Mrs. Dalloway’s drawing room. The atmosphere seems welcoming and warm.”My Dear, it’s perfectly charming!”(Woolf). The people are very nice and accepting of Mabel. This helps us learn more about the characters unwillingness to be seen. The setting affects…

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    There were no hidden messages or alternate meanings for this one. Austen told her the only reason she should ever marry someone was for love. She expressed, “And now, my dear Fanny, having written so much on one side of the question, I shall turn round and entreat you not to commit yourself farther, and not to think of accepting him unless you really do like him. Anything is to be preferred or endured rather than marrying without affection” (2). She wanted Fanny to be happy. Austen…

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    The exposition being with a quick explanation of the marriage law with the Athens towns and the conflict between the character, Hermia, has with her father. Egeus want her to marry a man named Demetrius, but Hermia is in love with Lysander, her lover. Thus beginning the rising action, the couple plan to escape the arranged marriage, she and Lysander elope into the woods. Demetrius follows them, and he is pursued by Helena, who nurses an unrequited love for him and is Hermia's friend. Then…

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    Throughout the 16th century, it was customary for a marriage to be arranged based on practically and monetary benefits, not love. William Shakespeare lived in the midst of these cultural custom, yet some of his works left critics with the impression that he believed in true love being a vital element in a marriage. One critic, David Wiles, wrote about A Midsummer Night’s Dream as the representation of an epithalamium; a poem celebrating a marriage. Wiles begins verifying his claim by discussing…

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    Love, Marriage and Interest Since the very beginning of the book, the most famous Jane Austen’s quote “ IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife,” welcomes the focus of love and marriage in the novel. During the Victorian Era, being in a happy marriage was more complicated than it may seem. People would not constantly marry because of love and affection, there was interest and ranks involved in a marriage. They would…

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    Marriage can either be a gateway to happiness, if done right, or it can be a lifelong regret. There are many different purposes to marry someone, whether the intention to marry is bad or good. In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen criticizes marriages based on infatuation, convenience and money, and emphasizes that marriage can only be successful if they are founded on mutual live. Lydia and Wickham’s reasons for marriage goes against what Jane Austen believes will lead to a…

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    that all marriages are the same, and that all wives act and live in an identical manner. Although she does makes some agreeable points, this argument has a number of problems. The first problem is that she comes off very confrontational rather that informative. This makes possible readers feel as though she is arguing with them. This also leads the readers to believe she is very one sided. A one sided author can often lose readers. Not all wives and marriages are the same, and she makes it seem…

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    writing for purpose. Through comparing the two texts it is evident that both authors were influenced by cultural, social and historical backgrounds in view of their choice of similar language forms, values and attitudes such as the marriage, social status, the bildungsroman form and the use of letters. Marriage Marriage was a concept that was universal throughout Austen’s time and in Weldon’s modern society. In Pride and Prejudice this importance is…

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    mentioned how his marriage with Carolyn was just a “commercial”. Near the beginning of the movie, Buddy Kane, the real-estate king said to Carolyn, “[…] It is my philosophy that in order to be successful, one must project an image of success, at all times […]”. Towards the end of the movie, Lester stated, “Nope, our marriage is just for show. A commercial, for how normal we are. When we are anything but […]” (Mendes). Buddy’s mantra was evident proof that the society judges a book by it’s cover.…

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    The Love Lab (Benchmark) Yes, the three stages that a marriage ought to have so as to have an effective marriage or relationship would be beginning to look all starry eyed at, trust, and responsibility. Beginning to look all starry eyed at more often than not is the first step to making your marriage work. Without affection, couples run the danger of not believing the individual whom they are involved with, subsequently no dedication should be in progress. Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness,…

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